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The Tenacious Tokyo Jazz Trio

Jazz, the quintessential American art form, takes many shapes. Among the various styles are traditional and modern. UCI chancellor’s professor Kei Akagi performed the...

Krall’s Wilting ‘Wallflower’

Jazz legend Diana Krall recently debuted her new album “Wallflower.” And the album is just that — a wallflower. Indistinguishable from a sea of...

LA “Fire” Catches in OC, And It’s Hot!

The clouds parted and the rain stopped for last Friday night’s Party on the Plaza at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, featuring Jungle...

‘Passion’ Ignites the Claire Trevor School of Arts

“To die loved, is to have lived.” A beautiful sentiment spoken by Fosca, a woman forgotten by society and fated to die. Trapped in...

‘Mockingjay’ Leads Revolution

Fans and rebels of Panem alike were dying to see Katniss on the big screen Friday night. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay –– Part 1,”...

Beethoven Brought to Life

As music evolves more rapidly than at any other point in history, Robert deMaine and Peter Takács turn back the clock and breathe new...

Anything But ‘Bonita’

At first glance, Deerhoof is a rag-tag group of mismatched musicians. This band, however, capitalizes on their diversity in order to create a unique,...

‘Jewels’ Amongst Controversy

The second studio album by the rap duo Run the Jewels — entitled “Run the Jewels 2” — is unapologetic, vulgar and brutally blunt....

Neil Rolnick’s Mastering of Music and Technology

Before dubstep, before EDM, there was composer, Neil Rolnick. In the late 1970s, Neil boldly –– not without criticism –– pioneered the incorporation of early...

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